Posted By: Bear @ Yesterday at 05:21 am in Breaking News
Chickens boiled alive at Star Poultry Supply abattoir in Melbourne, secret footage reveals.
A Melbourne abattoir has been allowed to continue operating despite being investigated for possible animal cruelty, after secretly recorded footage showed it boiling chickens alive in its slaughter process.
7.30 has obtained footage of hens being boiled alive at the Star Poultry Supply slaughterhouse in the suburb of Keysborough.
The video was secretly recorded earlier this year by animal rights campaigner Tamara Kenneally and a group of friends.
The abattoir slaughters egg-laying hens that are considered "spent" when they are 18 months old.
Industry regulations require chickens to be stunned and then immediately killed by a slit to the throat.
Posted By: Charles @ Nov 15 2017, 02:32 PM in Africa
Coup fears in Zimbabwe as explosions rock Harare
Associated Press Wednesday, 15 November 2017 8:32AM
Zimbabwe's Army Commander, Constantino Chiwenga addresses a press conference in Harare.Picture: AP
At least three explosions were heard in Zimbabwe’s capital early Wednesday and military vehicles were seen in the streets after the army commander threatened to “step in” to calm political tensions over 93-year- old President Robert Mugabe’s possible successor. The ruling party accused the commander of “treasonable conduct.”
The Associated Press saw armed soldiers assaulting passers-by in the early morning hours in Harare, as well as soldiers l ... [more]
Posted By: Charles @ Nov 14 2017, 04:46 PM in Australian Business & Financial News
WA’s oldest dairy Brownes now in Chinese hands
Ben Harvey Tuesday, 14 November 2017 9:40AM
WA’s oldest dairy, Brownes, has been bought by China.
Brownes’ managing director Tony Girgis told staff this morning that the 130-year-old dairy’s current owner, private equity player Archer Capital, had sold the business to a consortium led by Chinese dairy giant Shanghai Ground Food Tech.
Mr Girgis will remain at the company, which employs about 280 people and is WA’s biggest producer of milk and cream and second-biggest producer of yoghurt.
Brownes said the deal “will see Brownes remain an integral part of the WA dairy industry for generations to ... [more]
Posted By: Michael.W @ Nov 14 2017, 12:23 PM in CRIME -
Salim Mehajer fined after pleading guilty to electoral funding offence
Christopher Pearce Salim Mehajer, who was not in court on Tuesday, entered a plea of guilty to failing to disclose his political donations by the due date.
Salim Mehajer has been hit with a fine and a legal bill after pleading guilty to failing to disclose his political donations while he was deputy mayor of the now-defunct Auburn Council.
Lawyers for the colourful property developer had indicated earlier this year that Mr Mehajer intended to fight the charges but the Local Court heard on Tuesday that he had entered a plea of guilty in writing.
Mr Mehajer sent an email at 8.54am ahead of the 9.30am sentencing hearing, the court heard.
Sophie Callan, the barrister for the NSW Electoral Commission, told the court the state's ... [more]
Posted By: Flin @ Nov 14 2017, 09:27 AM in Justice & Injustice
Amputee Doug Stubbs wins case against Federal Government for his right to disability pension
AN AMPUTEE told by the Federal Government that losing his right arm and suffering a brain injury was a “moderate impairment’’ and he should get a job has won a two-year battle for a disability pension.
Doug Stubbs, from Collingwood Park southwest of Brisbane, lost his dominant arm and suffered horrific injuries when he had a stroke while riding his motorbike and crashed into a truck in 2015.
With mounting bills and facing a series of surgical and specialist procedures, he applied for a disability pension.
Milo Yiannopoulos SLAMS Victoria’s School Programme That Teaches Kids About Gay Sex.
Milo Yiannopoulos has slammed an Australian school programme that teaches youngsters about gay sex.
Sex education in Victoria’s primary schools came under fire this week after it emerged that students in grade 2 and 3 are being shown pictures of genitalia – and those in grade 4 are being taught about same-sex couples.
It prompted Yiannopoulos to claim that, although he is in a ‘happy gay marriage’, it shouldn’t be ‘pushed down the throats of young children.’
Yiannopoulos – who resigned from US news website Breitbart in February when a ... [more]
Eight-year-old girl fights for life after crash at Perth Motorplex in Kwinana
Saturday, 11 November 2017 6:28PM 1:33 | 7 News
Drag racing fanatics have defended their high-octane sport after an eight-year-old girl was critically injured when the machine she was driving crashed today at the Perth Motorplex at Kwinana.
It is believed the girl, whose name has not been released, lost control of the dragster just before 2pm and slammed into a wall near an exit gate. The impact was so great she had to be revived at the crash scene by paramedics who were on duty at the event.
An ambulance spokesman said she was taken to Rockingham Hospital before being transfer ... [more]
Posted By: Flin @ Nov 9 2017, 10:50 AM in Australian National News
Wine glass penis plonker MP runs as independent
Disgraced former Queensland MP Peter Dowling will contest the seat of Redlands as an independent at the state election.
The former LNP member was sensationally dumped as candidate before the 2015 election following revelations he'd had an affair and his mistress had photos of him plonking his penis into a wine glass published.
Mr Dowling, who infamously became known as 'plonker', said he was ready to step back into the political spotlight and believed he could overcome his past.
"I still have a heart for it, I still have a passion and an ability, and I'm ready," he told ABC Radio on Thursday.
"If I come up short then so be it. I will have tried."
The Pilbara gold rush became more urgent yesterday when Segue Resources reported nuggets on one of its tenements and Artemis Resources claimed its Munni Munni project was overlaid by sediments prospective for conglomerate gold.
Segue shares closed up 2.8¢, or 38.89 per cent, at 10¢ after hitting 10.5¢ in intraday trade after announcing that prospectors had uncovered gold nuggets shed from conglomerate units of the Mallina Basin at its Pilbara gold project.
The explorer said it would undertake geological mapping and rock chip sampling of the areas around the nugge ... [more]
Posted By: Bear @ Nov 6 2017, 04:27 PM in Breaking News
Australian tax investigators examine 'Paradise Papers"
The Australian Taxation Office is examining more than 13 million leaked documents covering a complex offshore web of financial dealings involving hundreds of politicians, celebrities and companies around the globe.
Known as the 'Paradise Papers', the documents detail the offshore interests and tax affairs of more than 120 politicians, world leaders including the Queen, celebrities, advisors and donors linked to US President Donald Trump, and more than 100 multinationals.
Some documents detail legal attempts by Michael Hutchence's business manager Colin Diamond to set up a company in Maur ... [more]
Posted By: Charles @ Nov 6 2017, 02:42 PM in CRIME -
Lew Fellowes walks over $1.6m accounts swindle
Neale Prior Monday, 6 November 2017 11:23AM
A former Perth stockbroker has been handed a suspended sentence after pleading guilty over $1.6 million in swindles involving margin lending accounts.
Lew Fellowes was given three years jail in the Brisbane District Court but was ordered to be released immediately on entering a $30,000, five-year good behaviour bond.
Fellowes, a former broker with Patersons Securities and Tolhurst, pleaded guilty to one charge of dishonestly using his position and two charges of dishonestly using his position with the intention of directly gaining an advantage for himse ... [more]
Posted By: Charles @ Nov 6 2017, 09:39 AM in North America
At least 20 die in Texas church shooting
Updated: 10:20 am, Monday, 6 November 2017
More than 20 people are feared dead after a gunman opened fire after walking into a Baptist church in the small Texan town of Sutherland Springs.
Authorities say the attacker is dead.
The number of fatalities or injuries hasn't been confirmed by authorities, but a Wilson County commissioner says he's been told more than 20 people were killed and more than 20 were wounded in the attack during a Sunday service.
Albert Gamez made the comments to cable news outlets after the attack during a Sunday morning service in ... [more]